Whats New in Version 7 

Version 7 expands greatly on Ornatrix 3dsmax V6 in nearly all aspects: the GUI, performance, hair display, optimization, and of course features. Here are some of the highlights for the new features:

  • Edit Guides
    • Change Tracking
    • Create Brush
    • Delete Brush
    • Draw strands
    • Edit Guides amount value applies to strand deletions and creations
    • Edit Guides can be applied directly onto a surface mesh
  • Surface Comb
    • Triangulation mode
  • Hair from Guides
    • Strand groups can be used as hair parts
    • Guide proximity mode in Hair from Guides on by default, barycentric interpolation on by default
  • Arnold Render
    • Strand channel export
  • Clump
    • Clump hair editing tool uses hair selection overlay for displaying selected clump hairs
    • Improved sub-clumping
  • Frizz
    • Preserve Length option
  • Animation Cache
    • Start and End recording options
  • Ground
    • Added "Ground closest end" parameter
  • Noise modifier : Quickly animate basic procedural hair movement, or just add randomness to hair shape
  • Smooth Surface modifier : Use OpenSubDiv to dynamically subdivide base mesh
  • Transfer Normals modifier : Copy normals of base surface onto hair
  • Reduced storage requirements for hair surface dependencies, allows faster work with polygonal base meshes and smaller memory usage
  • Strand group patterns : Use a pattern to filter operators for a range of strand groups when needed, instead of a single strand group
  • Strand group blending : Blend between strand groups in various operators
  • Multiple hair strand groups: a single strand can now belong to multiple strand groups, allowing a greater control over various effects.
  • Viewport Display
    • Significant speed increases in viewport hair rendering
    • Hair overlay colors show strand groups, channel values, and selection directly on hair with custom saturation
  • Modifier baking